Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, February 14, 1924, Image 1

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and Panoply of Military Heuere Reptaeed by Quiet ftritgieue Service Washington.—America'« war prcal- fleat was laid to rest here Wednesday with a simplicity of religious service benefiting the closing years of his life. No splendor of official honors marked the entombment. He was laid to rest for a space Ui the marble vault on the hills overlook­ ing the city with naught but the brief ritual of the church to solemnize his entombment. The shouting and clamor ended for him and with It all the pomp and circumstance of greatness of place wheu the heavy burden of the presi­ dency slipped from his tired shoulders, nearly three years ago. That was the decision reached by M m *. Wilson. The day of her long, brave fight for her stricken husband's comfort snd peace could not end, even with his death. Upon her must fall the duty of decision as to tho manner and pluce of entombment, the weighing of the claims of the nation to pay highest honors to the dead against her knowl­ edge of his dislike of the show snd stir of heavy ceremonials. The whole machinery of government stood ready to surround the fallen chieftain with all the houors men have devised to tender their great dead. President Oolidge placed e v e r y agency at his command at the disposal of the bereaved family In arranging for the funeral. The army, navy and marine corps stood ready to play their part In a great pageant of sorrsw such ts only men who have been command­ ers in ehief of America fighting forces may know. There were those In high places who argued strongly that It was benefiting that Woodrow Wilson, the war pros! dent, should be given up for s time In death to the keeping of hia country­ men, that he might be rendered the homage they would do him for the greatness of the place he had held, For his entombment was offered that shrine of American patriotism, the memorial amphitheater it Arlington. But Mrs. Wilson's preference snd de­ cision were that the body for a time should rest In a stone vsult within the great Incompleted cathedral rising on the hills that look down over Washing­ ton from the westward. There could be no questioning of her wishes, and ft was otherwise arranged, despite ths very great feeling la many quarters that a solemn and Imposing public dis­ play of mourning should follow the service at the house. It Is scarcely more than • mile np the broad sweep of Massachasetts ave­ nue to the gray stone edifice that even In Its uncompleted stage Juts boldly agslnst the western skyline of the city. Along Ihe roadway, soldiers, aallora and marines were stretched to aid tho police In keeping back the crowds, and these and the 24 noncommissioned who marched beside the hearse, all that the united services did In er at the bier of their former mander la chief. Two religions services were held. The first was at the quiet home on B street and very few even of the limited circle of intimate friends shared fit ■that. There was room for few, be­ sides the family and nearest relations. The Rev. James H. Tsylor, paster of the Central Presbyterian church where Mr. Wilson worshipped, »ad the R ot . Srlveeter Beach of Princeton, N. J„ whose church he attended (a the days of his quiet life as a eetiege president* conducted the simple rites of the Presbyterisa faith for the dead. From the house the casket was car­ ried up the short way to the euRMraf grounds, where service« were held !e Bethlehem chapel. The cathedral la hardly half completed. Lookhsg up from the city its curved walls are u yet hut t eugfeotlea ef the vwt hulk of «he toMteg «bat w * oue day dem- u a the Mfty TamOm a t wMeh ft sttade the spreading Me ef the efty Zeka Stacker snd Charley Wenger have taken np sign work. Mr. and Mrs.. Harry Davis were in town the week-end shopping. Mrs. John Troupe is visiting Mrs. Soren Nelson while Sorea is In Butte Jesse Flnsley went to Dillon last Monday with a band of horses to winter. Wilhelmina Schindler and Betsey Clemew visited Mr*. Kramer last Thursday. John Wenger says when The News comes to the ranch “it’s Just like getting a letter from mother.\ Mr. Johnson came in Monday 0:1 a visit. These moonlight nights ar a replica of Swedish nights, he says Mrs. Martin Jackson came In from Dillon on Saturday’s stage in tlm; to attend the Clarence Brown party. Ralph Peterson is home from his school duties at Helena. He says he would rather pitch hay and milk cows. Mi a Dan Pendergast is getting two dozen and one eggs per day from her flock and finds ready sale for them at the Lossl store. Mesdames Loss! and Kramer visit­ ed Mrs. James Woody last Thurs­ day afternoon and were served with a moat delicious luncheon. Mr. Nixon is here on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Ed Dishno. He also enjoyed a visit with his brother Odd Fellows at their last meeting. George Lossl received a card from his brother Joe who stated that he was In Washington the morning of ex President Wilson’s death and that he expected to attend the funeral.. Soren Nelson is at the home of his daughter, Mr. Murphy, in Butte while being treated for his Injuries He expects to return to the ranch in a abort time and his many friends wish him goodBpeed. William Christiansen made a fly ing trip through Jackson one day last week and stopped at The News annex to inform us that 1924 was going to be a most prosperous year. \We get so many eggs,” he said: \that we have to sell ’em by the gross. Myself and family are in­ vited out for chicken dinners f»r weeks ahead.\ His horizon is cer­ tainly very bright Jackson L&ies Aid gave Clarence Brown the surprize of his life at Odd Fellows ha]] on the eve of his depart­ ure for Long Bench, California. Mr. Brewn, utterly unsuspecting, accept­ ed an invitation to attend the Hard Times dance, when Dan Pendergast, repreeenting the Aid, presented the astonished guest with a suit of clothes to be worn on the beach and numerous other artieiee, to-wit: A »having mug, package of shoestrings, tooth brush, corn salve and button hook, all in a carpet bag which Mr, Clumew's great grandfather had in England. Mrs. Fred Hirsehy sang a number o f songs after which the Aid presented Mr. Brown with a beentl fnl traveling bag. Then came the big dance, which urns a meet enjoy­ able afatrj. Priuea were given for eos Mm Fred L Hirsehy aud Mr. M um bring declared winners. A bounteoua sapper w ta served and the merrymakers joined in wishing O a renee a safe trip to the Beach and as one peraoa th a t h e may he S y fhe change e f d lm a te water» o f edd ocean «hat to a m a r or leas «tee ha w ill raturu to L I G E T T Y S B U R G A D D R E S S Q O U R S C O R E sa d ffften years ago our ftth e rs brought forth upon this continent ♦ new nation, conceived in (ikertyi e n d dedicated to th e proposition drat all m an am created Mow w« are engaged in a great civil war, testing w h e th e r that nation, or any nation ao conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. W e are m et o n e* great b attlefield of that war. W e have come to dedicate s portion of that field as a f i n a l resting ply » for those who here gave their lives that that nation m ig ht live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. B u t in a larger sense we can n o t d edicate, we can not consecrate, we can n e t hallow this g round. T h e hi*ve men, living e n d d ead, who struggled here, have consecrated it f i r above our power to add or detract, the world will little note, ytor long remember, what we say her«; but it can never fotget w h at they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated K*& to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so n o b ly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to th e great task rem aining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion, to that cause for which they ga?e th e lis t full measure of demotion, th a t we here highly resolve th a t these dead shall not ha*?# 1 died in Vain; that tins nation, under G o d , shall ha1?« a new birth of freedom, and that governm ent o f th e people, by the people, and for the people, shall n o t p erish from the earth. THAT LIVESTOCK SHOW4 Each weak brings renewed interest In the livestock shew and auction of prize-winneis to be held at the time of the Montana Siookgrowers eon vention to be held at Dillon Aprils 25 to 28 So far as we have learned up to the hour of going to press Joe Shaw, George Clemow, Fritz Walchlt, the Hansen Packing Co. of Butte, and Frank Pendleton will be Big Hole Basin exhibitors, it is doubtless a fact that many others will show cat­ tle from this district and we shall publish the names of exhibitors aa fast as we learn them Big Hole Basin has her opportu­ nity in this show to advertise herself all over the United States and Can­ ada at small expense-—simply taking her products to the county seat town when the show begins. Our grasses took the world's premium at ’Frisco, be it remembered, and we hove pure­ bred Shorthorn cattle on the IJ—U ranch today that wore home the blue ribbons after a contest with grain- fed and groomed cattle at Portland. And the famous Bert Canfield \Fe­ lix” steer that was second at Lewis­ ton, Idaho, at the big stock show held there a number of years agone. Big Hole has the stock, and the natural feed which produces both fa* and milk. All we have to do Is show our colors to the visitors from all over the United States and Canada who will be in attendances t the big show the last week of April. ANOHTER PIONEER GONE Just as we are closing the forms, ready to go to press, we learn that George Woodworth passed away at his winter home in Long Beach, California, Tuesday afternoon of pneumonia.. As account of hie illness was to type, together with the statement that Frank Hazeibaker had been caned from DilW to the bedside of the pioneer and the wish expressed that the attack might be overcome *»d Mr. WoodWorth’» many friend» in Montana he permitted to agatto take his hand sad enjoy his friendly •mOe next summer. Owing to the totonoss of the hour eiw t tor an ebdtunry *nd w* beg oar reader** todUMnaen » * ta next week. x CAMP FIRE GIIUiH Mrs Ray Deal etnert&lned Panuhu Croup Camp Fire Girls last Saturday evening at the home of Mr and Mrs Don Anson, comer of Thild and Main, when Hazel Holman, Hallle Stephens, Vera Hopkins, Phyllis Ar milage and Amy Stephens donned the ceremonial gowns which their own little hands had fashioned, and became Wood Gatherers, which sig­ nifies that they have earned and en­ tered upon the first rank in the org­ anization of Camp Fire Girls. Wisdom branch gets its name Panuhu because it means Owl, the symbol of wisdom, and in order to attain the rank of Wood Gatherer each girl must have been ft member of the Campfire for at least two months and not more than a year; must have attended at least six weekly meetings and two ceremonl- lals; must have selected a name and symbol and woven a headband with the symbol as a design; have won in addition to the above at least 14 elective honors and be able to repeat the Wood Gatherers’ Desire: \As fagots are brought from the for­ est Firmly held by the sinews which bind them, I will cleave to my Campfire sisters Wherever, whenever, I find them I shall strive to grow strong like the pine tree, To be pure in my deepest desire; To be true to the truth that is in me And follow the Law of the Fire. A silver ring bearing a bundle of fagot* as above, together with three stars which signify We-he-lo, mean Ing work, health, love, la also given the candidate when she dons her cer­ emonial gown. Mrs. Squire, the efficient Guard inn of Panuhu Council, is meeting with success in the work. She ha* already given out 299 bends, which signifies many accompllehmeuts on the part of her charges. The News offer* ft* unqualified support to this noble work and wiH ‘ balk\ at noth­ ing which wfB further ft. BOOSTERS ON THE JOB (Contfhutod) tile eurfy to think to t m * * T • things Heavy Sheep SMpmerrt* then 18,500 Sheep were shipped during the tost season, in f t w » *»fc m 828 were fhweegfcbred were shipped to breeder* We have a M l report of toe pro­ ceedings of the board of county com­ missioners' proceedings tor the Feb­ ruary meeting hut haven't space tor it. Following is a resume; Dr. A C Morrow, deputy state vet­ erinary, asked for mileage not to ex­ ceed 2,000 miles during the comfing season and was refused 'on grounds that law doesn't provide tor .»me. Miss Roe, county superintendent, asked regarding come children iivl 'g in an Isolated district and the board referred her bock to the school board In the district where said children live. A \Crown Fuel Saver” agent ap­ peared and asked to place one of the appliances in the furnace. To be Investigated first. Mooney and Anderson bridges ac cepted and contractors’ bond releas'd County treasurer ordered to cancel delinquent taxes in Class B as fol­ lows: Delinquent personal taxes for ’18’ '19, ’20, '21 and '22 toaltng ff 1,- 578.98. Repairs needed for Red Rock road disbtrict to the amount of $75.76 and a Standard grader for Big Hole orad district at $524 f o b Divide were purchased from .the J D Cald well company of Billings. Grader to be shipped from factory March 15 and payment made at first regular meeting after its arrival Supervisor Somers outlined work contemplated by the government on road Polaris to Elkorn springs and stated assistance was expected of the Beaverhead county Application of Lee Grougih for admission to tuber­ culosis sanitarium at Deer Lodge was signed and referred to Miss Ltau, county health nurse W F FCashmore asked regarding purchase of centrifugal pump in or­ der that they might have adequate water supply and a more uniform sytem of watering the court house lawn during the summer. Matter taken under advisement. Extension of bond of Dr Stephan, county physician, approved. Contract entered into with Beaver­ head Milling company for 150 tons— 3,000 100 1b. sacks—of bran at $29 per ton and lease of State Bank ware house. County Surveyor Kellogg granted leave of absence from the state be­ ginning February 16. James Prohosky appeared In re­ gard to graveling a certain piece of road to Horse prairie to front of the Matt Kau ranch and offered to do the work at 80 cents a yard Clerk ordered to Instruct Prohosky to pro­ ceed, but expense limited to $200. In regard delinquent taies on a certain property in Lima the clerk was ordered to post required notices calling for deed to the county County attorney ordered to pro ceed and seeure tax deed to all prop­ erty in Big Hole Irlgatlon district, deeds to be presented to board at March meeting. Application of Florence Ames and James Mathews for old age pension held for examination. Following bills were disallowed: Dr, M A Walker $15 for examining Lee Grough for tuberculosis; Bet verhead national forest for burning brush, $26; that part of the hospital bill for drugs, $3.50. County treasurer instructed to confer with county attorney and pro­ ceed to secure tax deed to all delin­ quent property tor which eounty now holds tax sale certificate. Judge Jos. C Smith’s law library purchased at a eost of $799; $299 cash and $199 first of Mareh, April, May, June and faff. Following reports and statements approved and ordered filed: County treasurer’s quarterly «element end­ ing December SI, 192$, ; eounty poor farm report of inmates; eounty pay roll amount tog to $$,$59.1$ und secretary of high school hoard's statement of dtoburaemeeta teg to |$,7$7.91. Total -»mount warrant* $14,424 14; of wfctdk the em m tf paper receives $427 ami «1» eocaty w a t t $219.12. Report of Association Secretary Shows increased Shipments Totaling 29,000,006 Feet According to the report of NLss Olive Masters, secretary, lumber business In the district covered by the Montana Lumber Munufaeturers' association made substantial gains In the year Just ended. Total shipments for the year were 284.000. 0(H) feet, a gain of more than 29.000. 000 feet over the preceding year. The eut showed uu even greater In­ crease totaling 313,27(1,874 feet, a guiu of more than 70,000,000 feet over the production lu 1922. Stocks hi the pile December 31 tm taled 196,391,205 feet, representing a carry over of 30,()()0.000, compared with stocks on hand Dec. 31, 1922. Montana shipments accounted for only a third of the product, absorbing 8,784 carloads. Illinois was the heav­ iest purchaser outside the slate taking 1,074 carloads, or more than 27000.000 . feet Fifteen hundred carloads went to the far eastern Atlantic roast states, carrying 40,000,000 feet, and Montana lumber also found its wny into Wash­ ington and California WIVES BOB HAIR; MEN RETALIATE W I T H BEARDS Bscautt of a recent bobbed hair epidemic a m o n g the married women of Meletone, the men of that placs are threatening to start a new style themselves, and that Is to allow their beards to grow. Tho looal barber shops are so filled with the fairer sax having their locks shern that more man haa no chance at a chair. Indiana Elect Council Member* Much Interest wus taken in the vi­ cinity of the reservation of Ihe Black- recent aunuul election of ear o on feet Indians, near Browning, In the recent election of the Indian Council. The members of the Council for the four districts elected fire: Heart Butte district; Itlclmrd Samlerviile. Frank ('boat and Peter Marcetiu Old Agen­ cy district; Sieve llanault, John Lit­ tle Blaze and Richard (¡rant Seville district; James A Uerrlne William Kipp, Sampson .1 Bird Browning dis­ trict; Joe Brown, (ioorge Star. Spi t F/ars and Fred Girard. The election ts said to be pleasing to the Indian office. State Bankers To Meet In J u l y The Moqtarm Bankers Association Will hold Its annual meeting In IWe- niftn this year The date announced is July 17-19. The session will he held In the Montana State College halls. Work Begun In Earn set Work on reorganization of the Am­ erican Bank and Trust Co, of Missoula which closed Its doors last month 1ms begun in earnest, It is reported, arid it Is believed the bank will he open again by March 1. Flan Reorganization of Bank Reorganization of the Stockman's National Bank, at Fort Benton, which closed some time ago, Is planned by residents of that place. It Is reported that $75.0(8) of the necessary $100,000 needed has been pledged. Many Cstti* In Beaverhead Figures given by the county assessor show that 364 cattlemen within the border* of Beaverhead county own 7S,- 42S head of cattle, valued at $2.008,- 758 and 78 sheepmen own flocks of 100 or more sheep totaling 155,864 head and valued at $1.001,970. Meat Tony Summers paid beavilly for his winter’s supply of meat, and didn't get to eut ft, either. Caught with an elk killed out of season in his possession, Rummers was fined $127 and costs and the elk confiscated. f 4

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 14 Feb. 1924, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.